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Fort Plain in Montgomery County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Fort Plain

 
 
Fort Plain Plaque image. Click for full size.
By Howard C. Ohlhous, October 26, 2006
1. Fort Plain Plaque
Inscription.  
"Let the Work of Our Fathers Stand"
* * * * *
On the Adjacent Hill Summit
Stood Fort Plain, Erected 1776,
and Its Blockhouse, Built 1780.
Military Headquarters of the
Mohawk Valley 1780 -1784
Gen. Washington Here July 30, 1783
* * * * *
Erected by the Fort Plain Chapter
Daughters of the American Revolution,
October 19, 1928

 
Erected 1928 by Fort Plain Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Forts or CastlesNotable BuildingsWar, US Revolutionary. In addition, it is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution, the Former U.S. Presidents: #01 George Washington, and the George Washington Slept Here series lists.
 
Location. 42° 56.443′ N, 74° 37.748′ W. Marker is in Fort Plain, New York, in Montgomery County. Marker is on Canal Street (New York State Route 5S), on the left when traveling west. Marker is on the west side of the
Fort Plain Plaque mounted on Boulder image. Click for full size.
By Howard C. Ohlhous, October 26, 2006
2. Fort Plain Plaque mounted on Boulder
The Fort Plain Museum is seen on the hill in the background.
Village of Fort Plain beside the side road, Lipe Lane, which leads to the Fort Plain Museum. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Fort Plain NY 13339, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A different marker also named Fort Plain (a few steps from this marker); Clinton March (a few steps from this marker); Revolution in the Mohawk Valley (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Fort Plain War Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); Sand Hill School (approx. 0.2 miles away); Sand Hill (approx. ¼ mile away); Greene House (approx. 0.6 miles away); Fort Plain Free Library (approx. 0.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Plain.
 
More about this marker. On the left side of the marker is a relief depiction of the fort's blockhouse.
 
Regarding Fort Plain. The Fort Plain site is on the National Register of Historic Places.
 
Also see . . .  Fort Plain Museum. (Submitted on February 10, 2008, by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York.)
 
Additional keywords. Fort Plain, Fort Rensselaer, Marinus Willett
 
Fort Plain Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 11, 2014
3. Fort Plain Marker
Fort Plain Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 11, 2014
4. Fort Plain Marker
View of the historical marker, with the Fort Plain Museum seen up on the hill in the background.
Fort Plain Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 11, 2014
5. Fort Plain Marker
View of the featured Fort Plain marker (seen in the lower left foreground), with a view of the nearby state "Fort Plain" marker (seen near the center of the picture), and the "Fort Plain Museum" (seen on the hilltop in the background).
Fort Plain Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 11, 2014
6. Fort Plain Marker
View of the nearby "Clinton March" state marker, with the featured marker seen in the right background, just across the street.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on February 10, 2008, by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York. This page has been viewed 1,575 times since then and 34 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 10, 2008, by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York.   3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on July 13, 2014, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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